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Unemployment rates by demographics, May 2007

June 05, 2007

The number of unemployed persons (6.8 million) and the unemployment rate (4.5 percent) were unchanged in May.

Unemployment rate by demographic group, May 2007
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Over the month, the jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.0 percent), adult women (3.8 percent), teenagers (15.3 percent), whites (3.9 percent), blacks (8.2 percent), and Hispanics (5.4 percent)—showed little or no change.

The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: May 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0793.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rates by demographics, May 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk1/art02.htm (visited September 02, 2014).

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